Archive for January, 2011

  • No Turf At The Trop? JP Howell Will Not Abide

    January 28, 2011 at 1:05 pm 4 comments

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  • 8 Rays Prospects Among ESPN.com’s Top 100

    8 Rays Prospects Among ESPN.com’s Top 100

    January 28, 2011 at 9:30 am 8 comments

    Yesterday we learned that ESPN.com had the Rays organization ranked second. Today we get their top 10 Rays prospects and the overall top 100 (player’s overall rank is in parentheses). 1. Jeremy Hellickson, RHP (14) 2. Matt Moore, LHP (16) 3. Desmond Jennings, CF (20) 4. Chris Archer, RHP (40) 5. […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss New Turf, Game Times And Jennings Potential

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss New Turf, Game Times And Jennings Potential

    January 28, 2011 at 7:12 am 8 comments

    Yesterday, AstroTurf and the Rays announced that Tropicana Field would be outfitted with AstroTurf for the 2011 season. Of course, we knew this last April when AstroTurf became the official turf of Major League Baseball. And it was confirmed by Marc Topkin (link?) earlier this off-season. The picture at right […]

     
  • Rays Opening Day Roster Projection

    Rays Opening Day Roster Projection

    January 27, 2011 at 10:53 am 46 comments

    With the recent additions of Manny Ramirez and Johnny Damon, let’s take a look at what the opening day roster would look like if the season started today… A few notes on the 25-man roster projection… LINEUP: Elliot Johnson, Reid Brignac and Sean Rodriguez will share middle infield duties. The biggest […]

     
  • Rays Payroll Now Projected To Be $42.2M

    Rays Payroll Now Projected To Be $42.2M

    January 27, 2011 at 9:21 am 9 comments

    With the recent additions of Manny Ramirez, Johnny Damon and Kyle Farnsworth, here is an updated look at how the Rays 40-man roster and 2011 payroll would look if the season started today. We will have more on the opening day roster later today… Notes on the 40-man projection… A […]

     
  • Rays Haiku: Rocco Baldelli

    January 27, 2011 at 9:19 am 6 comments

    Rocco gone too soon, We’ll miss the speed pop smiles grace, Woonsocket Rocket!   Your turn. Let’s hear your Rocco haikus in the comments… Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Organizational Rankings, Rocco’s Press Conference And Lineup Projections

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Organizational Rankings, Rocco’s Press Conference And Lineup Projections

    January 27, 2011 at 7:21 am 1 comment

    The Rays minor league system is ranked second by ESPN.com… Probably second even before they dealt Matt Garza, they’re now No. 2 with a bullet and not far behind Kansas City for No. 1. They’re absolutely loaded, with top-end talent near that of K.C., but not the extensive depth of prospects […]

     
  • Hellickson, Jennings, Moore, Archer Among MLB.com’s Top Prospects

    Hellickson, Jennings, Moore, Archer Among MLB.com’s Top Prospects

    January 26, 2011 at 11:00 am 8 comments

    MLB.com released their list of the top 50 prospects and the list includes four players from the Rays organization… 2. Jeremy Hellickson, SP 11. Desmond Jennings, OF 27. Matt Moore, SP 47. Chris Archer, SP Archer came to the Rays as part of the Matt Garza trade. And while Hellickson […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Golfing, Bullying Bloggers And Manny’s Love Of The Far East

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Golfing, Bullying Bloggers And Manny’s Love Of The Far East

    January 26, 2011 at 7:14 am 2 comments

    The pic at right is of Evan Longoria and his threesome at this past weekend’s Bob Hope Classic. Longoria, Paul Antle and Mark Marshall finished 37-under par. THE JUNKYARD DOGS WEBTOPIA… If you missed it last night while dreaming of spring training, Rocco Baldelli is set to announce his retirement. […]

     
  • Rocco Baldelli To Announce Retirement At Age 29

    Rocco Baldelli To Announce Retirement At Age 29

    January 26, 2011 at 1:00 am 9 comments

    Marc Topkin is reporting that Rocco Baldelli will announce his retirement later today. Rocco is also expected to accept a position as a “special advisor” for the Rays working in scouting and player development. “I don’t anticipate ever playing baseball again. I’m retired. The paperwork will be filed,” Baldelli said […]